Helsinki, Finland – At the 15th Exhibition and World Congress for Latin American Mining, Expomin 2018, Metso will be presenting a variety of product Industry 4.0 applications and tailored solutions to improve process and resource efficiency while reducing operational costs in mining operations. The exhibition is part of Metso’s anniversary activities, celebrating 150 years of delivering results to our customers around the world.
Sudbury (ON), Canada – Rail-Veyor Technologies Global announced that it’s Rail-Veyor system is now hauling all of the production material at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s Goldex Mine in Val-d’Or, Quebec, Canada for their Deep 1 project. Installation of the energy-efficient 3 km underground system began as part of Goldex’s new Deep 1 project which was started up in July 2017.
Clermont-Ferrand, France & Hessle, United Kingdom – On March 19, 2018, Michelin announced that it intends to acquire Fenner PLC. Headquartered in Hessle, United Kingdom, Fenner is a global leader in reinforced polymer technology with 2017 annual revenues of GBP 655 million (approx. USD 920 million). It provides conveyor belt solutions and reinforced polymer products for the mining and general industrial markets.
Leipzig, Germany – A major mining and power generation company in India, has recently put into operation a new TAKRAF designed and built BWE of 700-liter capacity at an important lignite mining operation. The order for the machine, with a design capacity of 1400 m3/h, was issued to TAKRAF’s Indian office in 2015 and encompassed the design, manufacture, assembly/erection of all mechanical, structural, electrical components, testing, commissioning and hand over.
Brisbane (QLD), Australia – Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) has selected a Glencore Technology M15,000 IsaMillTM for their mill upgrade project at Teck Red Dog Operations, which is expected to increase Red Dog’s average mill throughput by about 15% over the current mine life.
Valby, Denmark – KAZ Minerals in Kazakhstan has selected FLSmidth as their technology partner for a new, 75,000 tonnes per day copper concentrator line at Aktogay. FLSmidth’s scope of supply includes the key machines, installation supervision, commissioning, start-up and ramp-up support. The total order value is more than USD 100 million.
Wolfurt, Austria – Assembly has started for the first of the two Doppelmayr RopeCon® installations for the transport of platinum ore at the Booysendal concession. The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, accesses the platinum ore deposit Booysendal South there. Continue reading Doppelmayr: Assembly of RopeCon Conveyor started at Booysendal Platinum Mine
Wolfurt, Austria – The Cerattepe underground copper mine of the Turkish Eti Bakır A. Ş. mining company (a member of Cengiz Holding) is situated in very mountainous terrain approx. 3.5 km southwest of Artvin, a city in the Black Sea region in north-eastern Turkey. The mined copper ore is transported to the river with a 4.5 km long Doppelmayr ropeway, which covers a difference in elevation of more than 1500 m on its way there.
Helsinki, Finland – During the last six months, Metso has received orders to install over 50 flotation cells in Spain and Portugal, ranging from small 15 m³ units to large 300 m³ cells. Metso will deliver flotation equipment to expansion projects by Almina, Somincor and other leading mining companies located on the Iberian Pyrite Belt as well as Saloro in Barruecopardo, western Spain.
Melbourne (VIC), Australia — Rio Tinto will expand its fleet of autonomous haul trucks at its world-class iron ore operations in the Pilbara by more than 50 per cent by 2019 after signing agreements with leading manufacturers Caterpillar Inc. and Komatsu Ltd. to convert traditional trucks to autonomous vehicles. A total of 29 Komatsu haul trucks will be retrofitted with Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) technology starting next year.